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Jun 16, 3:22pm - #450651 
Timing cover replacement?

2001 Celica GT w/1ZZ-FE
95,000 miles

Just went to a Toyota dealer and got an oil change and inspection since my vehicle is over 90,000 miles. Guy said that the timing cover and water pump needed changing, and the whole package included: front cover, locking bolt, drive belt, and water pump. Asked for $1300 and said it needed immediate changing, and also recommended $500+ worth of brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant flush, and induction/injection service (which I am fairly sure is bullshit nor should cost anywhere near that much). He showed me some areas around the engine (side and back) where it looked like oil was leaking out. I'm thinking about getting some oil dye to see where exactly the oil is leaking from.

From what I know with the 1ZZ-FE engine, there are issues engine burning and eating up the oil quickly, but I haven't seen anything about leaks from the engine itself. The car is getting close to 15 years at this point, and I really only need it to last 2 more years through the end of college, but I'd rather not have it die on me before then. Anyone know about the problem or can help me diagnose it at least?

EDIT: Here's some images where the mechanic told me to look at. Imgur:

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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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west virginia
Dec 22, 4:40pm - #450909 
the 1zz does have regular issues burning/ leaking oil. just keep tabs on fluid levels. i really cannot imagine why he would suggest a timing cover. its just a plate that covers the chain. id take it to a different mechanic.

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